Meru Senator Franklin Mithika Linturi has responded to claims of straying into a married couple’s villa at a resort in the dead of the night and inappropriately touched a woman in attempted rape case.
According to Senator Linturi, Five men stormed his room on January 29, in the wee hours of the night while he was dead asleep at a luxury villa in Nanyuki.
The ardent DP Ruto supporter continued that the five men then kidnapped him, beat him up, stripped him naked and took nude pictures of him threatening to make them public.
Linturi also noted that the kidnappers falsely claimed that he had strayed into one of the men’s villas on the very night and thereby snatching his wife while in their room.
This was part of Senator Linturi’s response into the Nanyuki’s Maiyan Villas Resort incident of entering a couple’s hotel room when the husband was out and allegedly attempting to rape the wife.
This is contrary to the woman’s statement with DCI boss George Kinoti stating the woman was with her husband and other friends at the at Maiyan Villas Resort Nanyuki when the incident took place.
The woman stated that she had retired to bed early and did not lock their room door since her husband was still out and had not come to their room.
Then at around 3 AM in the morning, she heard the door unlock and assumed it was her husband who was back, with the lights still off, and the person entered their bed and started touching her in a ‘very unusual manner’.
According to the woman, the man she thought was her husband never uttered even a word while he continuously touched her inappropriately until they both fell asleep.
“30 minutes later while in the romantic mood I heard a knock on the door and went to open the door only to find my husband standing at the door,” read the report.
On switching the lights on after the husband got in, they realized that there was a stranger in the room, with the husband becoming furious and later causing an alarm.
Their friends in the room got alerted and came to confirm what was happening with one positively identifying the stranger as Senator Mithika Linturi.
After thorough investigation, it was later established that the Senator was one of the guests at the resort and had a room adjacent to the couple’s room and it’s still unclear if the law maker confused his villa with that of the couple.
The woman alleged that the Senator resorted to an out-of-court settlement, offering them 200, 000 in cash and a cheque of 800,000, but later reported them for extortion.
Senator Linturi has since prompted Linturi to move to court seeking to stop the police from arresting or charging him with attempted rape and an indecent act at the Villa.
Instead Senator Linturi states that he was the victim in the attempted rape case, with the senator claiming that it was the woman’s husband who barged in his hotel room and accusing him of sexual assault.
“Our client was calmly enjoying his sleep when some strangers violently stormed into his villa in the wee hours of the morning and kidnapped him,” the letter reads.